Formerly College of Piping Tutor 1, 2019 – Edition
In May 2018 the National Piping Centre incorporated the College of Piping.
For 2019 there is a NEW Cover for the famous "Green Tutor", the College of Piping Tutor 1. This exciting modern look continues the longevity of the excellent information contained within.
This is the perfect bagpipe tutor book providing bagpipe lessons for beginners onwards. Bagpipers and bagpipe teachers refer to this bagpipe tutor book as "the Green Book".
First produced in 1952, this book by the College of Piping's then Joint Principals Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston, is by far the biggest selling book on learning to play the bagpipe ever issued, selling to date around 500,000 copies worldwide.
This is the book that has guided the progression of thousands of learners from the basic techniques to successfully mastering the great highland bagpipe.
In this new edition (summer 2017), the book’s original integrity has been maintained – a testament to the authors’ clarity, coherence, and ‘connection’ with the learner – whilst taking cognisance of current PDQB guidelines.
History of the Bagpipe
Purchase, Care and Maintenance of the Practice Chanter
Lesson 1 - Placing fingers on the chanter and playing the notes/ Diagrams of finger positions front and rear.
Lesson 2 - Gracenotes
Lesson 3 - Throw on D
Lesson 4 - Your first tune - Scots Wha Ha'e
Lesson 5 - Strikes and second Part of Scots Wha Ha'e
Lesson 6 - Strike on D, Half Doubling of F and Brown Haired Maiden
Lesson 7 - Second Part Brown Haired Maiden
Lesson 8 - Clefs, The Stave and Note Values
Lesson 9 - Double C and B and High Road To Gairloch
Lesson 10 - 2nd Part of The High Road To Gairloch
Lesson 11 - Double F and E and Highland Laddie
Lesson 12 - Double high A and 2nd Part of Highland Laddie
Lesson 13 - The Grip and Taorluath
Lesson 14 - The Birl and The Mist Covered Mountains
Lesson 15 - The 2nd Part of The Mist Covered Mountains and The 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 16 - 2nd Part of The 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 17 - Grip to C and 3rd Part of The 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 18 - 4th Part of The 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 19 - Thumb Gracenote and 1st Part of The Earl Of Mansfield March
Lesson 20 - Thumb Doubling and 2nd Part of The Earl Of Mansfield March
Lesson 21 - 3rd Part of The Earl Of Mansfield March
Lesson 22 - 1st Part of The Inverness Rant
Lesson 23 - The Tachum and 2nd Part of The Inverness Rant
Lesson 24 - Strikes on B & C and The Piper of Drummond
Lesson 25 - 2nd Part of The Piper of Drummond
Lesson 26 - Rodin, Double D and The Green Hills Of Tyrol
Lesson 27 - A New Movement and The Atholl Highlanders
Additional Tunes at the back of the book are: The Campbells are Coming, The Bloody Fields of Flanders, The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu and All the Blue Bonnets over the Border.
Practice Scales PDQB 1/SCQF 2
Practice Scales PDQB2/SCQF 3
Appendix - PDQB/SQA Information and Syllabi